Thanks in advance for any advice. We well have about a 4 days to spend in Belgium as part of a 15 day trip in May. We arrive in Amsterdam and depart from Paris and will spend 4-5 days in each of those cities. Which will leave us with about 4 days to spend in Belgium.
We plan on traveling by train between cities and were wondering if it would be better to use Antwerp or Brussels as a base for our time in Belgium. It seems that they are only about an hour apart by train, so we could explore both cities and make day trips from either one. We are leaning towards Antwerp but not sure.'
Here are the questions.
1. From Amsterdam is it easier to get to Antwerp or Brussels and is there direct service to both without changing trains.
2. In terms of ultimately getting to Paris is it easier to do so from Antwerp or Brussels?
3. We are leaning towards using Antwerp as a base for all of our time in Belgium and realistically should we just spend our time there rather than trying to see to much time traveling around. In other words, is 4 or 5 days in Antwerp too much.
4. Any recommendations would be appreciated.